Today is my dear daughter-in-law Grace’s 40th birthday. Happy Birthday, Grace!
What a gift she (and each of my in-law children) is to me! I feel so blessed! 🙂 I’m also happy to report that after six hard months of packing up and moving from South Korea to Italy via a 10-week training session in San Antonio, Texas, where the kids learned what it means to be cowboys and cowgirls and Michael (Grace’s husband and my son) learned a lot about his job… —after months of living out of suitcases in cramped quarters— they’ve finally settled into an incredibly beautiful Italian villa that was built into the side of a mountain in the foothills of the Alps during the 1600’s and now belongs to a count and countess! So, two of my eagles have landed…at least for a few more years. My Italian connection and news correspondent
(their oldest daughter, who’s 8 and an avid photo journalist like her Nana) sent me some amazing photos of the statuary and views,
but I guess they haven’t gotten AP newswire release approval yet, so I’m also using some photos from their recent trip to a conference in Germany, just to give you a little taste of European beauty. Who would have thunk? I’ve got to say, life at its best is full of challenges, but I stand amazed at yet another example of how God always gives us more than we deserve and sometimes gives us so much more than we can even dream up! I mean, Alan & I’ve been praying for months for “just the right” home for them, but the place God has given them wasn’t even in my mental repertoire
of possibilities. What a gift! It’s Enchanted April in November. Thank you, Father; You’re unbelievably kind!
14 “For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,15 Of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named,16 That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man;17 That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love,18 May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height;19 And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.20 Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,21 Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.” (Ephesians 3:14-21)